Color for Camo raises money for veterans

The organizers of Saturday's fun run tested out the colors ahead of Colors for Camo.

Saturday morning, people of all ages will lace up their tennis shoes for the second annual Color for Camo fun run in Sylvania.

It's a student-organized event that supports veterans.

The run is raising money to help with getting homeless veterans back on their feet.

"We believe America is the land of the free and home of the brave," said Victoria Lewandowski, one of the organizers. "One of the bravest things a person can do in their life is enlist in the military and serve their country. A lot of the brave are actually homeless right now, so we're trying to fix that with some color."

The ten students putting together the event met Friday to fill bags with brochures and swag for all the runners.

They also tested out the colors that race participants will be running through.

"We're planning on passing it down to younger kids each year so when we go to college it'll continue to run, so it doesn't fade out," explained Jake Mossing, a student organizer.

The students applied for a grant from the national Million Dollar Round Table Foundation. They were awarded $25,000. That check will be presented before the run.

Last year's event raised over $8,000. This year's advance sponsorships have already nearly matched that.

There is day-of registration. It starts at 8:30 Saturday morning. The race kicks off at 10.

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